Local treats

Local treats

By: 
Michelle Zhu
01/08/17, 07:09 am

Celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday in style with these novel yet nostalgic creations inspired by the nation’s unique culinary heritage.

Creme Maison takes its own spin on Singapore’s “old but gold” classic breakfast that is traditionally served alongside two soft-boiled eggs and a cuppa. Indulge in the bakery’s Caffe Kaya Toast cake ($68) which boasts the softness of white bread by using sponge cake that’s infused with kopi-gao and layered with the sweet, creamy flavours of kaya.

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National Day Preview nights may be over, but diners can still enjoy a panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline over a five-course National Day Set Dinner Menu at Forlino until August 8. For $148++, you’ll get to savour a mix of dishes both contemporary and iconic, like the Grilled Chicken Satay with Chicken Rice Risotto, Balsamic Soya Sauce, Peanut Sauce, as well as the Chili Crab & Lobster Linguine with Datterini Tomato, ‘Laksa’ Emulsion. End it off with the Salted Egg White Chocolate Sformato with Mascarpone Cream, Salted Egg Lava, Vanilla Gelato – a sweet-savoury take on the popular local food trend.

Forlino

Calling out to all tai tais and their male equivalents: head on over to Glasshouse at Robinsons The Heeren on any weekday in August from 2.30pm-6pm to enjoy ‘The Shiok Edition’ of Angela May Food Chapters’ Singapura High Tea ($52 nett for 2 pax). This shiok (enjoyable) combination of treats include local favourites like Pandan Cake, Bak Kwa Jam Sandwiches and Tiny Otah Rice Paper Rolls to go with teas from Gryphon Tea Company.

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